Carvin of the 1950's bore
almost no resemblance to the Carvin of today. The focus was on steel
guitars and related accessories, with a lesser emphasis in electric and
acoustic guitars, and even less emphasis on bass guitars. Carvin was an
authorized reseller for a number of other manufacturers, including Fender,
DeArmond, and Martin. The decade started with Carvin being located in
Baldwin Park California, but by the end of the fifties, the shop would move to
Covina, which would be home to Carvin until the move to Escondido.
You can also see some early
1950's flyers right here.
Click on a pick below to begin